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The founding team also includes veterans from companies such as DICE, Ubisoft and Epic Games.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

March 15, 2022

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A group of industry veterans including Avalanche Studios co-founders Linus and Viktor Blomberg have established a new studio called Elemental Games.

The founding team also includes experienced developers from companies such as DICE, Ubisoft and Epic Games.

Based in Sweden, Elemental Games will focus on creating high-quality, open-world experiences and will be privately owned.

Studio co-founder Linus Blomberg said the company wants to "evolve systemic gameplay and the open-world genre," and will seek to build a team with experience in both AAA and indie development.

"We've seen in the past how technology, art and design are often in conflict rather than elevating each other," continued Blomberg, detailing the studio's development philosophy.

"We are creating an environment where none of these disciplines dictates to the others, where we use our experience and craftsmanship in a truly collaborative way so that opportunities open up that we wouldn't even have considered in isolation."

Elemental is also developing proprietary open-world technology, which will be used alongside third-party tools.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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